University Recreation Jobs

We are one of the largest student employers on the WSU Pullman campus. We provide opportunities for student development, growth, and learning through job experiences. Multiple wages and Federal Work Study positions are available in multiple areas and with a wide variety of responsibilities with our department. 

University Recreation and the Chinook commit to empowering students and community members to succeed through equitable support and engaging programming. We foster an inclusive climate that enables all to thrive. To learn more about UREC's committment to inclusion, check out our values and inclusion and accessibility page for more information.

Working for UREC will help prepare you for your job after WSU, as we focus on giving students opportunities to learn and practice skills needed in today's workforce. Our employee development program is based on four learning outcomes:

  1. Inclusion: effectively functions with people who have backgrounds, ideas, attitudes, and behaviors that are different from their own and creates a welcoming environment for all.
  2. Leadership: demonstrates leadership in a professional setting
  3. Professionalism: demonstrates behaviors appropriate for a professional setting
  4. Wellbeing: articulates role of active living in contributing to individual and community health and wellbeing. Educates self and patrons regarding wellbeing concepts so that both can make choices that allow them to achieve their highest quality of life.

COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement

In accordance with Washington State Governor’s Proclamation 21-14.1, as a condition of employment, all WSU employees must be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical/religious accommodation. Vaccine or approved accommodation status will be verified prior to the first day of employment. Please reach out to Human Resource Services (HRS) at hrs@wsu.edu or 509-335-4521 if you have questions regarding this.

Graduate Assistant Openings - Starting Fall 2022 Semester

View the individual job descriptions below by clicking on the title.  When you are ready to apply, fill out the online application form.  The form will allow you to upload your cover letter and resume.

  • Competitive Sports

    POSITION OVERVIEW 

    This position is primarily responsible for the coordination, administration, and supervision of a portion of the Intramural Sports and Sports Club programs with direct oversight for multiple sport clubs and intramural activities.  Graduate Assistant will be responsible for the training, evaluation, and supervision of Intramural/Sport Club Supervisors and associated Intramural Officials as well as providing leadership and customer service to multiple sport clubs.   

    DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

    • Assist with employee recruitment, hiring, training, and evaluation 
    • Responsible for scheduling, publicizing, and administration of share of Intramural calendar of events 
    • Responsible for developing and administering training materials for all student employees 
    • Assist with inventory and purchase or equipment for the Intramural Sports and Sports Club programs 
    • Supervise multiple sport clubs, providing assistance with marketing, travel, fundraising, facilities scheduling and club operations as well as risk management oversight to ensure UREC and WSU policy compliance. 
    • Complete required WSU trainings/certifications and attend mandatory UREC staff meetings and trainings 
    • Serve on university committees as assigned 

    STARTING DATE 

    Immediately (staff paid hourly at approximately $19.30/hour until August 15).  Assistantship takes effect August 16, 2022.  

    APPLICATION PROCESS 

    Position will remain open until filled. Please complete our application and upload your resume/cover letter online.

Hourly Positions & Job Descriptions

*Some positions require training before being hired.

  • Adventure Facilitators

    Adventure Facilitator 

    DESCRIPTION

    Adventure Facilitators design and execute wilderness-based and human powered adventure programs. Programs may include backpacking, rock climbing, kayaking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and backcountry skiing/boarding. 

    Duties:

    • Facilitate human powered and wilderness-based programs on campus and in remote regions. (50%)
      • Handle on site inquiries, concerns, conflict situations, and policy infractions
      • Administer first aid/handle emergency situations as necessary
      • Enforce program, department, University, and state policies
      • Responsible for organizing and implementing emergency evacuation of activity areas as necessary
      • Teach LNT Awareness courses and log participation.
    • Pre- and post-trip work. With assistance from Adventure Programs professional staff and other facilitators, are responsible for all aspects of the trip/clinic including transportation, equipment needs, food arrangements, required permits or reservations, and all costs associated with the trip/clinic. (30%)
      • Inspect equipment
      • Complete appropriate forms as necessary
      • Research driving routes to activity site as well as all information pertinent to activities
      • Determine all potential hazards and risks associated with program and area
      • Organize forms and information in preparation for the required pre-trip meeting
      • Communicate program details with patrons prior to trip
      • Ensure all relevant participant forms (paper and electronic) are completed
      • Complete post-trip paperwork and debrief
      • Participate in marketing-related efforts
    • Attendance of mandatory meetings and in-service trainings (10%)
    • Assist with ORC special events, programs, and other projects as assigned (10%)

    Risk Management Responsibilities:

    • Ensure all participants are using appropriate equipment and techniques for each discipline
    • Monitor participants for proper and safe activity and adherence to procedures
    • Contact emergency services when necessary
    • Inspect and inventory first aid kits
    • Complete Incident and Accident reports and submit to Coordinator, Outdoor Programs Report and/or resolve hazards according to training
    • Contact the appropriate staff regarding facility problems needing immediate attention.
    • Follow established procedures for the management of bio-hazardous waste and follow bloodborne pathogen procedures
    • Completion of Safety Orientation Checklist
    • Departmental policies and procedures knowledge
    • Departmental risk management responsibilities knowledge

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Wilderness First Aid Certification
    • Certified Leave No Trace Trainer
    • Knowledge, experience, and ability to troubleshoot outdoor equipment
    • Know, enforce, and role model all ORC policies and procedures
    • Ability to organize, prepare and conduct pre-trip meetings
    • Must be authorized via WSU to drive Ford Expeditions
    • Must have demonstrated good judgment and decision making in regards to the ability to plan, coordinate, and facilitate all aspects of an outdoor recreational trip/program
    • Knowledge of or familiarity with trip area

    Preferred Qualification

    • Wilderness First Responder
    • Outdoor industry certifications such as ACA, AMGA, PCIA, AVY with competency and proficiency in the skill area.
    • Advanced level skills in multiple types of outdoor recreational activities

    Essential skills

    • Teach and perform the specific technical skill to industry standards
    • Strong customer service skills
    • Ability to operate in a wilderness setting for extended periods of time
    • Ability to resolve conflicts involving patrons and leaders
    • Ability to uphold departmental policies in stressful situations
    • Ability to recognize risks and implement departmental risk management procedures
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

    Essential Work Competencies:

    • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with multiple constituents
    • Ability to interact with people in a positive manner
    • Ability to identify and initiate work projects and function independently.
    • Ability to think analytically and evaluate possible solutions
    • Ability to prioritize and arrange job assignments
    • Ability to be creative and innovative with new ideas and programs     
    • Ability to work with difficult people and maintain control

    Pre-Employment Training Required (will be available to candidates)

    • Successful completion of skills audit for ORC Adventure Facilitators
    • UREC Online Orientation including successful completion of associated quiz
    • WSU Sexual Harassment Prevention Training

    Additional Requirements

    • American Red Cross First Aid, Infant/Adult/Child CPR and Adult/Child AED, Epi Pen and Asthma Training, Blood Borne Pathogens: Preventing Disease Transmission
    • WSU Van Driver Authorization training and certification
      • Possess and presents a valid driver’s license, proof of a personal automobile insurance policy, and a driver’s abstract/record without any of the following in the past three years.
        • Suspension/revocation of license
        • Negligent or reckless driving conviction
        • conviction for driving under the influence of alcohol or other substance
        • Any vehicle-related felony conviction
        • Criminal determination as "at fault" in an accident
    • Maintenance of CPR/AED/First Aid certifications
    • Attendance at all required staff meetings, trainings, and in-services
    • Departmental policies and procedures knowledge
    • Departmental risk management responsibilities knowledge
    • Additional risk management and emergency procedure training pertaining to activity

    DEPARTMENT/COMPANY

    Outdoor Recreation Center

    FUNDING SOURCE

    On-Campus Non-Work Study, On-Campus Work-Study

    REQUIRED WORK SCHEDULE

    As a Adventure Facilitator, you will be expected to work a minimum of 5 trips/programs per semester.

    STARTING PAY

    $15.25/hour

    CONTACT INFORMATION

    Taylen Howland
    Taylen.howland@wsu.edu
    Orc.wsu.edu
    509-335-4270

  • Challenge Facilitators

    Challenge Facilitator

    DESCRIPTION

    The Challenge Facilitator is responsible for leading groups through experiential education opportunities. Outcomes include teambuilding, problem-solving, fun; among many more. Facilitators are expected to maintain safe and engaging environments for participants.  They work to fulfill client requests while maintaining an idea of what the group needs. Facilitators are expected to help with the maintenance and development of the program. 

    Duties:

    • Frame, monitor, and process challenge activities
    • Modify curriculum and activities as necessary for goals, abilities, and safety
    • Enforce program, department, university, and state policies
    • Conduct and document daily inspection of activity areas and equipment and complete all risk management responsibilities, including reporting all hazards, incidents, and emergencies through program reporting lines
    • Complete appropriate forms as necessary
    • Implement emergency procedures as necessary
    • Assist in other tasks to present a professional program to clients

    Risk Management Responsibilities:

    • Complete all accident and incident reports
    • Report hazards through program reporting lines
    • Monitor clients for proper spotting and lifting techniques and safe activity
    • Ensure participants complete the risk and release form
    • Knowledge of the equipment required for activities and appropriate use
    • Recognize damage and/or wear to equipment that could permit malfunction, cause injury, or worse

    JOB REQUIREMENTS

    • Challenge Course Practitioner, Level 1, Spotted only / WSU Site Specific, or equivalent, according to the standards set by the Association for Challenge Course Technology as outlined in the Eighth Edition of the Challenge Course and Canopy/Zip Line Tour Standards, or higher
    • American Red Cross (or equivalent) Infant, Child, Adult CPR; Adult/Child AED; Standard First Aid; Asthma Inhaler; Anaphylaxis Auto-Injector, and Blood Borne Pathogens: Preventing Disease Transmission certification
    • Successful completion of WSU Preventing Sexual Harassment Training
    • Successful background check

    Additional Requirements:

    • Pass background screening
    • Maintenance of CPR/AED/First Aid certifications
    • Departmental policies and procedures knowledge
    • Attendance at required staff meetings and training

    Training Required:

    • Completion of Safety Orientation Checklist
    • CPR/AED first aid training
    • Handheld radio protocol
    • Departmental risk management responsibilities and policies
    • Area-specific technical gear training

    POSITION TYPE

    • WSU On-Campus Student Employment

    APPROXIMATE HOURS PER WEEK

    • Variable, 2-8 per week

    DEPARTMENT/COMPANY

    • Outdoor Recreation Center

    FUNDING SOURCE

    • On-Campus Non-Work Study, On-Campus Work-Study

    REQUIRED WORK SCHEDULE

    • As a challenge facilitator, you are expected to work 30 hours per semester

    STARTING PAY

    • $16.10/hour

    CONTACT INFORMATION

    Arturo Gavilanes
    Arturo.gavilanes@wsu.edu
    Orc.wsu.edu
    509-335-8393

  • Chinook Building Manager

    Chinook Building Manager

    Duties:

    • Serve as the on-site manager for Chinook student services building;
    • Enforce program, department, University, and state policies;
    • Responsible for emergency evacuation of activity areas as necessary;
    • Evaluate the facility and ensure it is meeting University Recreation and Compton Union risk management standards;
    • Evaluate all equipment in the Chinook for safety and usability;
    • Administer first aid/handle emergency situations as necessary;
    • Conduct and document daily inspection of activity areas and equipment;
    • Lead, instruct, motivate, and evaluate on-site Chinook staff, ensuring all patrons are treated fairly and with respect;
    • Serve as a mediator in any conflict occurring in the facilities during operational hours;
    • Handle on site inquiries, concerns, conflict situations and discipline;
    • Complete appropriate forms as necessary;
    • Unlock rooms for activities; secure the facility at closing time and individual spaces when not open for use;
    • Assist facility users with any problems or concerns they have with facilities or patrons;
    • Problem solve conflicts or answer questions that arise at Chinook Front Desk;
    • Knowledge of all equipment and equipment set-up throughout building, including set-up and take-down of basic audio/visual equipment (e.g. data projectors, laptops, built-in a/v)
    • Responsible for basic cleaning tasks in the Chinook (wiping down tables, cleaning windows, etc)
    • Must perform as a role model for fellow staff members
    • Uphold department and University privacy standards; uphold Chinook access policies
    • Maintain program support materials and information files and records; various data entry
    • Greet and assist patrons who enter the facility; help them in accessing information and resources
    • Makes sales of memberships, day/guest passes, and program registration
    • Greet and assist patrons who enter the facility; ensure access by members
    • Complete cash transactions and make deposits
    • Other duties as assigned

    Essential Skills:

    • Ability to resolve conflicts involving patrons;
    • Ability to serve customers;
    • Ability to uphold departmental policies in stressful situations;
    • Ability to recognize risks and implement departmental risk management procedures;
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
    • Ability to manage/train and supervise student employees;
    • Working knowledge of the recreation facilities and equipment (knowledge can be attained by attending the mandatory training sessions);
    • Ability to lift and move equipment weighing up to 50 lbs;
    • Experience in busy office environment
    • Experience with computers
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Additional Requirements

    • Pass background screening
    • Successful completion of WSU Sexual Harassment Training
    • Successful completion of WSU FERPA Training
    • Attendance at all required staff meetings, trainings, and in-services
    • Maintenance of CPR/AED/First Aid Certifications

    Training Required:

    • Completion of Safety Orientation Checklist
    • Handheld radio protocol
    • Attendance at required staff meetings, trainings, and in-service
    • Departmental policies and procedures knowledge
    • Departmental risk management responsibilities knowledge
    • Additional risk management and emergency procedure training as developed and required
    • Training in Attic Point of Sale software

    Pre-Employment Training Required

    • On-line Orientation including successful completion of associated quiz
    • American Red Cross (or equivalent) First Aid, CPR and AED
    • American Red Cross (or equivalent) Epi Pen and Asthma Training
    • Blood Borne Pathogens: Preventing Disease Transmission

    Risk Management Responsibilities:

    • Complete all accident and incident reports;
    • First response to all emergencies;
    • Contact emergency services when necessary;
    • Report emergencies through program reporting lines;
    • Inspect and document all activity sites and equipment for safety;
    • Report hazards through program reporting lines;
    • Monitor participants for proper and safe activity;
    • Ensure participants fill our Risk and Release forms as necessary;
    • Properly follow procedures for clean up and disposal of biohazard waste;
    • Inspect 1st Aid/AED kits at the beginning of each shift;
    • Manage all real or possible risks including potentially moving or canceling activities;
    • Direct the evacuation of the facilities when warranted, utilizing service desk and front desk attendants, and weight room attendants;
    • Contact Chinook Maintenance Supervisor or Mechanic regarding facility or equipment problems;
    • Contact the WSU Facility Operations Trouble-shooter regarding facility problems needing immediate attention.

     

    APPROXIMATE HOURS PER WEEK

    Variable, typically 10 – 20 hours per week.   Must be available during weekends & academic breaks.

    LEVEL OF RESPONSIBILITY

    Third level, requires advanced training.

    STARTING PAY

    $15.55/hour

    CONTACT INFORMATION

    Matthew Atwell, Assistant Director, Chinook Facility Services,
     509-335-6177, matthew.atwell@wsu.edu

  • Climbing Wall Supervisor*

    OUTDOOR RECREATION CENTER

    Climbing Wall Supervisor 

    DESCRIPTION

    The Climbing Wall Supervisor is responsible for supervising the CW Climbing Wall. That includes greeting customers, monitoring for safety, and enforcing policy. This position requires a willingness to learn about climbing. Engaging in staff training is critical, as well as pursuing broader knowledge about the sport. Climbing Wall Supervisors are ket maintaining a safe, inclusive environment for all climbers. 

    Duties:

    Climbing Wall (75%)
    Lead/facilitate/instruct climbing wall program activities
    Create a welcoming and inclusive environment through positive customer interactions and professional conduct
    Supervise the climbing wall participant usage including emergency response and enforcement of usage policies
    Conduct equipment and safety inspections, log equipment usage and administer belay certification program
    Complete appropriate forms as necessary
    Clean and maintain facility and equipment
    Attendance of mandatory meetings and in-service training's (10%)
    Assist with or supervise special events, programs, route setting, and other projects as assigned (15

    Risk Management Responsibilities:

    Ensure all belayers are using appropriate equipment and belay techniques
    Monitor participants for proper and safe activity and adherence to procedures
    Contact emergency services when necessary
    Inspect and inventory first aid kits
    Complete Incident and Accident reports and submit to Coordinator, Outdoor ProgramsReport and/or resolve hazards according to training
    Contact the appropriate staff regarding facility problems needing immediate attention.
    Follow established procedures for the management of bio-hazardous waste and follow bloodborne pathogen procedures
    Completion of Safety Orientation Checklist
    Departmental policies and procedures knowledge
    Departmental risk management responsibilities knowledge

    Essential Skills:


    Belay instructor certified through University Recreation
    Knowledge and experience in bouldering, climbing, belaying, and group management
    Familiarity with climbing movement principles
    Knowledge and experience with computers
    Ability to uphold departmental policies in stressful situations
    Ability to recognize risks and implement departmental risk management procedures
    Strong customer service skills

    JOB REQUIREMENTS

    Proficiency demonstrated in UREC Climbing Wall Instructor (CWI) course

    or

    Current CWI certification (Professional Climbing Instructors Association, American Mountain Guide Association, Climbing Wall Association, etc.)

    Additional Requirements:

    Pass background screening
    Maintenance of CPR/AED/First Aid certifications
    Departmental policies and procedures knowledge
    Attendance at required staff meetings and trainings

    Training Required:

    Completion of Safety Orientation Checklist
    CPR/AED first aid training
    Handheld radio protocol
    Departmental risk management responsibilities and policies
    Area-specific technical gear training

    POSITION TYPE

    WSU On-Campus Student Employment

    APPROXIMATE HOURS PER WEEK

    Variable, typically 6-12

    DEPARTMENT/COMPANY

    Outdoor Recreation Center

    FUNDING SOURCE

    On-Campus Non-Work Study, On-Campus Work-Study

    REQUIRED WORK SCHEDULE

    As a Climbing Wall Supervisor, you will be expected to work a minimum of two shifts per week.

    STARTING PAY

    $14.49/hour

    CONTACT INFORMATION

    Arturo Gavilanes
    Arturo.gavilanes@wsu.edu
    Orc.wsu.edu
    509-335-8393

  • esports Attendant

    Chinook Student Center

    Esports  Attendant

    Duties:

    • Serve as the on-site manager for Esports Arena in the Chinook student services building;
    • Enforce program, department, University, and state policies;
    • Responsible for emergency evacuation of activity areas as necessary;
    • Provide on-site customer service for users of the Esports Arena;
    • Serve as on-site administration with game management software;
    • Evaluate all equipment in the Esports Arena for safety and usability;
    • Conduct and document inspection of activity areas and equipment including PC games, game management software and PC peripherals;
    • Serve as a mediator in any conflict occurring in Esports Arena during operational hours;
    • Handle on site inquiries, concerns, conflict situations
    • Complete appropriate forms as necessary;
    • Unlock Arena for activities; prepare computers and game software for daily use; secure the Arena upon closing
    • Problem solve conflicts or answer questions that arise for Esports Arena customers;
    • Knowledge of all gaming equipment, software, and equipment set-up for Esports
    • Responsible for basic cleaning tasks in the Arena
    • Uphold department and University privacy standards; uphold Chinook access policies
    • Greet and assist patrons who enter the facility; help them in accessing information and resources
    • Greet and assist patrons who enter the facility; ensure access by members
    • Other duties as assigned

    Essential Skills:

    • Ability to serve customers;
    • Working knowledge of Esports, college Esports, PC gaming software and PC gaming hardware
    • Ability to uphold departmental policies;
    • Ability to recognize risks and implement departmental risk management procedures;
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
    • Ability to resolve conflicts involving patrons;
    • Working knowledge of the recreation facilities and equipment (knowledge can be attained by attending the mandatory training sessions);
    • Ability to lift and move equipment weighing up to 50 lbs;
    • Experience in busy office environment
    • Experience with computers
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Additional Requirements

    • Pass background screening
    • Successful completion of WSU Sexual Harassment Training
    • Successful completion of WSU FERPA Training
    • Attendance at all required staff meetings, trainings, and in-services
    • Maintenance of CPR/AED/First Aid Certifications

    Training Required:

    • Completion of Safety Orientation Checklist
    • Handheld radio protocol
    • Attendance at required staff meetings, trainings, and in-service
    • Departmental policies and procedures knowledge
    • Departmental risk management responsibilities knowledge
    • Additional risk management and emergency procedure training as developed and required

    Pre-Employment Training Required

    • On-line Orientation including successful completion of associated quiz
    • American Red Cross (or equivalent) First Aid, CPR and AED
    • American Red Cross (or equivalent) Epi Pen and Asthma Training
    • Blood Borne Pathogens: Preventing Disease Transmission

    Risk Management Responsibilities:

    • Complete all accident and incident reports;
    • First response to all emergencies;
    • Contact emergency services when necessary;
    • Report emergencies through program reporting lines;
    • Report hazards through program reporting lines;
    • Monitor participants for proper and safe activity;
    • Ensure participants fill our Risk and Release forms as necessary;
    • Contact ASIS, Chinook Maintenance Supervisor or Mechanic regarding facility or equipment problems;

     

    APPROXIMATE HOURS PER WEEK

    Variable, typically 10 – 20 hours per week.   Must be available during weekendS & academic breaks.

    LEVEL OF RESPONSIBILITY

    Requires advanced training.

    STARTING PAY

    $14.49/hour

    CONTACT INFORMATION

    Matt Atwell, Assistant Director, Chinook Facility Services

    509-335-6177, matthew.atwell@wsu.edu

  • Group Fitness Instructor*

    Fitness and Educational Development

    Non-Credit Recreational Course Instructor (Fitness, Dance, Martial Arts, Health & Safety)

    Duties:

    • (60%) Lead instruction courses for anywhere from 5-40 people
    • (15%) Develop and implement a lesson plan of a set of progression steps for skill development necessary for the course
    • (5%) Prepare all instructional materials and required equipment lists
    • (5%) Conduct and document daily inspection of activity areas and equipment
    • (3%) Enforce program, department, University, and state policies
    • (2%) Handle on site inquiries, conflict situations and concerns
    • (2%) Administer first aid/handle emergency situations as necessary
    • (2%) Complete appropriate forms as necessary
    • (2%) Responsible for emergency evacuation of activity areas as necessary
    • (2%) Assist in other tasks to present a complete and well-planned course to students
    • (2%) Other duties as assigned

    Essential Skills:

    • Ability to pass pre-employment screening for teaching ability and knowledge
    • Ability to resolve conflicts involving patrons
    • Customer service skills
    • Ability to uphold departmental policies in stressful situations
    • Ability to recognize risks and implement departmental risk management procedures
    • Excellent verbal communication skills
    • Strong background in the specific activity they will be teaching 
    • Strong organizational skills and ability to organize and lead a class in a logical and well-planned manner
    • Timeliness/professionalism
    • Pre-Employment Training Required (will be available to instructor candidates):
    • On-line Orientation including successful completion of associated quiz
    • American Red Cross (or equivalent) First Aid, Infant/Adult/Child CPR and Adult/Child AED
    • American Red Cross (or equivalent) Epi Pen and Asthma Training
    • Blood Borne Pathogens: Preventing Disease Transmission
    • Completion of Safety Orientation Checklist

    Additional Requirements

    • Successful completion of WSU Sexual Harassment Training
    • Attendance at required staff meetings, trainings, and in-service
    • Departmental policies and procedures knowledge
    • Departmental risk management responsibilities knowledge
    • Additional risk management and emergency procedure training as developed and required

    Training Preferred:

    • Prior teaching experience in relevant activity
    • Certification by the governing organization of their activity (AFAA, ACE, ADA, etc.)
    • NOTE: Whenever possible, University Recreation will assist instructors in getting such certifications if appropriate.  For those interested in fitness instruction that do not have formal certifications/experience, training through University Recreations FIT (Fitness Instructor Training) course is required.  These courses are offered throughout the academic year, check www.urec.wsu.edu for updates. 

    Risk Management Responsibilities:

    • Complete all accident and incident reports
    • First response to all emergencies
    • Contact emergency services when necessary
    • Report emergencies through program reporting lines
    • Inspect and document all activity sites and equipment for safety
    • Report hazards through program reporting lines
    • Monitor participants for proper and safe activity
    • Ensure participants fill out Risk and Release forms as necessary
    • Properly follow procedures for clean up and disposal of biohazard waste
    • Inspect 1st Aid/AED kits on a regular basis
    • Manage all real or possible risks including potentially moving or canceling activities
    • Follow the published course lesson plan and the skill development progressions as established for the class
    • Knowledge of the equipment required for the activity and how to recognize damage or wear that could permit the equipment to malfunction, causing injury or worse.

    APPROXIMATE HOURS PER WEEK:

    Determined by course type

    LEVEL OF RESPONSIBILITY:

    Level 1, suitable for entry

    STARTING PAY:

    $17.15-$21.45 per hour, depending on type of course and levels of experience

    CONTACT INFORMATION:

    Jessica Whitt, Assistant Director, Fitness Services & Education

    509-335-7497, jessica.whitt@wsu.edu

  • Lifeguard*

    Aquatics

    Lifeguard

    Duties:

    • Supervise the aquatic environment to ensure the health and safety of the patrons (70%);
    • Conduct and document daily inspection of aquatic areas and equipment (5%);
    • Participate in bi-weekly inservice training sessions (5%);
    • Handle on site inquiries, concerns, conflict situations, rule enforcement, and discipline (5%);
    • Administer first aid/handle emergency situations and complete appropriate forms as necessary (5%);
    • Perform related secondary duties as assigned (10%);
    • Responsible for emergency evacuation of activity areas as necessary;
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Essential Skills:

    • Ability to resolve conflicts;
    • Customer service skills;
    • Ability to uphold departmental policies in stressful situations;
    • Ability to recognize risks and implement departmental risk management procedures;
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

    Certifications and Training Required:

    • Applicants must successfully complete the WSU Aquatic pre-employment skill screening;
    • American Red Cross Lifeguarding/Standard First Aid/CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer, we will not be
      able to hire anyone with a YMCA, Ellis, or Starguard certification;
    • Bloodborne Pathogen Training
    • Completion of Safety Orientation Checklist and Sexual Harassment Training;
    • Handheld radio protocol;
    • Successful completion of all audits, re-certifications and written exams;
    • Attendance at required staff meetings, trainings, and in-service’s;
    • Departmental policies and procedures knowledge;
    • Departmental risk management responsibilities knowledge;
    • Additional risk management and emergency procedure training as developed and required.

    Risk Management Responsibilities:

    • First response to all emergencies;
    • Contact emergency services when necessary;
    • Report emergencies through proper reporting lines;
    • Complete all accident and incident reports;
    • Inspect and document all activity sites and equipment for safety;
    • Report hazards through proper reporting lines;
    • Monitor participants for proper and safe activity;
    • Ensure participants fill out Risk and Release forms as necessary;
    • Properly follow procedures for clean up and disposal of biohazard waste;
    • Inspect First Aid/AED kits at the beginning of each shift;
    • Manage all real or possible risks including potentially moving or canceling activities;
    • Responsible for evacuation of aquatic areas as necessary.

    APPROXIMATE HOURS PER WEEK

    Variable, typically, 10-20 hours per week.

    LEVEL OF RESPONSIBILITY

    Level 3. Suitable for entry level.

    STARTING PAY

    $15.20/hour

    CONTACT INFORMATION

    Jared Lindorfer, Coordinator of Aquatics and Safety Education

    509-335-5407

  • Membership Attendant

    Member Services Attendant

    Responsibilities:

    • Greet and assist patron who enter and exit the facility 5%
    • Handle on site inquiries, concerns, conflict situations 20%  
    • Complete cash transactions and make deposits 20% 
    • Assist constituents in accessing pertinent information and resources 15%
    • Maintain program support materials, information files, and records 10%
    • Enforce program, department, University, and state policies 10%
    • Uphold UREC privacy standards; uphold SRC facility access policies 5%
    • Input various data entry 10% 
    • Other Duties as assigned 5%

    Risk Management Responsibilities:

    • First responder to all emergencies
    • Follow proper protocol to report emergencies through appropriate program reporting lines
    • Monitor participants for proper and safe activity
    • Ensure participants fill our Risk and Release forms as necessary
    • Properly follow procedures for clean-up and disposal of bio-hazard waste
    • Activate EMS when required for injuries, fire, bomb threat or other emergencies
    • Assist Student Facility Manager with the evacuation of the facilities when warranted

    Additional Requirements:

    • Successful completion of criminal background screening
    • Departmental policies and procedure knowledge
    • Departmental risk management responsibilities knowledge
    • Attendance at all required staff meetings, trainings, and in-services
    • Maintenance of CPR/AED/First Aid Certifications
    • Mandatory to work one school break (i.e. Fall, Winter or Spring). Preferences are strongly considered, but not guaranteed.

    Pre-Employment Training Requirements:

    • On-line Orientation including successful completion of associated quiz
    • American Red Cross (or equivalent) First Aid, CPR and AED*
    • American Red Cross (or equivalent) Epi Pen and Asthma Training*
    • Blood Borne Pathogens: Preventing Disease Transmission*

    *Training will be provided if position is offered to employee.

    Training Requirements:

    • Successful completion of Safety Orientation Checklist
    • Successful completion of WSU Sexual Harassment Prevention Training
    • Handheld radio protocol
    • Attendance at all required staff meetings, trainings, and in-services
    • Additional risk management and emergency procedure training as developed and required

    APPROXIMATE HOURS PER WEEK

    6-10, weekend work required

    STARTING PAY

    $14.49/hour

    CONTACT INFORMATION

    David Grassi, Membership Coordinator

    335-4227





     

  • Personal Trainer*

    Fitness and Educational Development

    Personal Trainer

    Personal Trainers will also work at least one shift per week as a Weight Room Attendant in the SRC or teach a group fitness class.

    Duties

    • Conduct initial consultation meeting with each client prior to training sessions
    • Administer Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire (PAR-Q) to client prior to training sessions, and
      collect physician's consent when necessary
    • Responsible for maintaining accurate and complete client records
    • Responsible for tracking client progress and keeping accurate and legible records
    • Maintain trainer/client confidentiality
    • Develop and create a personalized exercise program for each client relative to his/her needs, abilities,
      and personal goals
    • Provide clients with knowledge in health and fitness according to national industry guidelines (ACSM)
    • Provide clients with support, motivation, and expertise
    • Provide clients with knowledge so they can progress toward an independent routine
    • Trainers are required to stay abreast of fitness industry standards and trends
    • Conduct body composition and fitness assessments
    • Work at least one shift per week as a University Recreation Weight Room Attendant (3 hours per shift)
      or teach one group fitness class.

    Essential Skills

    • Ability to pass pre-employment screening on fitness guidelines, anatomy, and kinesiology
    • Ability to resolve conflicts in a professional manner
    • Customer service skills
    • Ability to uphold departmental policies in stressful situations
    • Ability to recognize risks and implement departmental risk management procedures
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

    Training Required (will be available to attendant candidates)

    • Current certification by ACSM, NSCA, AFAA, ACE, or equivalent
    • American Red Cross (or equivalent) First Aid, CPR and AED
    • American Red Cross (or equivalent) Epi Pen and Asthma Training
    • Blood Borne Pathogens: Preventing Disease Transmission

    Additional Requirements

    • Pass background screening
    • Be available to work in multiple facilities including the Student Recreation Center, Chinook Student
      Center and Down Under Recreation Center.
    • Successful completion of WSU Sexual Harassment Training
    • Attendance at all required staff meetings, trainings, and in-services
    • Maintenance of CPR/AED/First Aid
    • UREC Orientation
    • Completion of Safety Orientation Checklist
    • Handheld radio protocol
    • Attendance at required staff meetings, trainings, and in-service
    • Departmental policies and procedures knowledge
    • Departmental risk management responsibilities knowledge
    • Additional risk management and emergency procedure training as developed and required

    Preferred Training

    • Movement Studies (Kinesiology), Health and Fitness Teaching, Athletic Training, or related major

    APPROXIMATE HOURS PER WEEK

    Varies

    STARING WAGE

    $21.45/hour

    CONTACT INFORMATION

    Ramon Sodano, Coordinator of Fitness and Education Services
    (509) 335-6177

     

  • Rental Shop Attendant

    OUTDOOR RECREATION CENTER

    RENTAL ATTENDENT

    DESCRIPTION

    The Rental Shop Attendant position is primarily responsible for assistance with the daily operations of the
    Outdoor Rental Shop. This includes providing equipment knowledge and customer service to patrons, repairing
    and maintaining rental gear, and ensuring organization of the rental shop. This position has specific duties and
    responsibilities, which are listed below.

    Duties:

    • Assist with operation of the Outdoor Equipment Rental Shop
    • Take equipment reservations via phone or in-person
    • Complete rental transactions including receipt of payment, inspection of equipment, and policy
      enforcement
    • Responsible for organization and inventory of equipment
    • Understand associated outdoor safety equipment
    • Assist with equipment repair and maintenance
    • Demonstrate gear knowledge
    • Promote ORC Programs
    • Attendance of mandatory meetings and in-service trainings
    • Assist with UREC special events, programs, and other projects as assigned
    • Other duties as assigned

    Essential Skills:

    • Knowledge and experience in use of outdoor equipment
    • Knowledge and experience with PC computer databases
    • Ability to creatively problem solve equipment related issues
    • Competency in cash handling procedures
    • Strong customer service skills
    • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with multiple constituents
    • Ability to identify and initiate work projects and function independently
    • Ability to lift and move equipment weighing up to 50lbs.

    JOB REQUIREMENTS

    Pre-Employment Training Required (will be available to candidates):

    • UREC New Employee Orientation
    • WSU Sexual Harassment Prevention Training
    • American Red Cross First Aid, Infant/Adult/Child CPR and Adult/Child AED
    • American Red Cross Bloodborne Pathogens

    Additional Requirements:

    • Pass background screening
    • Maintenance of CPR/AED/First Aid certifications
    • Departmental policies and procedures knowledge
    • Attendance at required staff meetings and trainings

    Training Required:

    • Completion of Safety Orientation Checklist
    • CPR/AED first aid training
    • Handheld radio protocol
    • Departmental risk management responsibilities and policies
    • Area specific technical gear training

    POSITION TYPE

    WSU On Campus Student Employment

    APPROXIMATE HOURS PER WEEK

    Variable, typically 6-12

    DEPARTMENT/COMPANY

    Outdoor Recreation Center

    FUNDING SOURCE

    On-Campus Non-Work Study, On-Campus Work-Study

    REQUIRED WORK SCHEDULE

    As an ORC Rental Shop Attendant, you will be required to work a minimum of two shifts per week.

    STARTING PAY

    $14.49/hour

    CONTACT INFORMATION

    Orc.wsu.edu
    509-335-4270 | orc@wsu.edu

  • SRC Service Attendant

    Service Attendant

    Duties:

    • Conduct and document daily inspection of activity areas and equipment;
    • Handle on site inquiries, concerns, conflict situations and enforce policies;
    • Administer first aid/handle emergency situations as necessary;
    • Complete appropriate forms as necessary;
    • Enforce program, department, University, and state policies;
    • Check out equipment to eligible patrons;
    • Inventory and upkeep of equipment;
    • Complete cash transactions and make deposits;
    • Sign up individuals for Non-Credit Instruction Classes and Intramural Sports;
    • Check ID’s of eligible users;
    • Launder towels;
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Essential Skills:

    • Ability to resolve conflicts involving patrons;
    • Customer service skills;
    • Ability to uphold departmental policies in stressful situations;
    • Ability to recognize risks and implement departmental risk management procedures;
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
    • Ability to operate computer check out program and point of sale system;
    • Ability to lift and move equipment weighing up to 50 lbs;
    • Working knowledge of the facility and its equipment, this knowledge can be attained by attending training sessions.

    Pre-Employment Training Required

    • American Red Cross (or equivalent) First Aid, CPR and AED;
    • American Red Cross (or equivalent) Epi Pen and Asthma Training;
    • Blood Borne Pathogens: Preventing Disease Transmission.

    Additional Requirements

    • Pass background screening;
    • Successful completion of WSU Sexual Harassment Training;
    • Successful completion of WSU FERPA Training;
    • Attendance at all required staff meetings, trainings, and in-services;
    • Complete PCI Compliance training
    • Maintenance of CPR/AED/First Aid/BBP Certifications.

    Training Required:

    • Completion of Safety Orientation Checklist;
    • Handheld radio protocol;
    • Attendance at all required staff meetings, trainings, and in-services;
    • Departmental policies and procedures knowledge;
    • Departmental risk management responsibilities knowledge;
    • Additional risk management and emergency procedure training as developed and required.

    RISK MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Complete all accident and incident reports;
    • First response to all emergencies;
    • Activate EMS when required for injuries, fire, bomb threat or other emergencies;
    • Assist the Student Facility Manager with all 1st aid/CPR emergencies;
    • Report emergencies/hazards through program reporting lines;
    • Properly follow procedures for cleanup and disposal of biohazard waste;
    • Inspect and document all activity sites and equipment for safety;
    • Inspect 1st Aid/AED kits at the beginning of each shift;
    • Monitor participants for proper and safe activity;
    • Ensure participants fill out Risk and Release forms as necessary;
    • Think critically to manage all real or possible risks, including the moving or canceling activities;
    • Assist Facility Manager with the evacuation of the facilities when warranted.

     

    APPROXIMATE HOURS PER WEEK

    Variable, typically 10 - 20 hours per week.

    STARTING PAY

    $14.49/hour

    CONTACT INFORMATION

    Nick Prante, Assistant Director, Facility Operations

    nprante@wsu.edu, 509-335-5753

  • Weight Room Attendants

    Weight Room Attendant

    (SRC, Chinook & SFC)

    Duties:

    • Handle cleanliness of all areas designated to the Weight Room Attendant Position (25%)
    • Clean and service equipment and machines (15%)
    • Handle on site inquiries, concerns, conflict situations and discipline (10%)
    • Administer first aid/handle emergencies as necessary (10%)
    • Complete appropriate forms as necessary (2.5%)
    • Enforce program, department, University, and state policies (15%)
    • Supervise patrons and their activities, ensuring the safety (15%)
    • Assist in any emergency evacuation (5%)
    • Other duties as assigned (2.5%)

    Essential Skills:

    • Ability to resolve conflicts involving patrons
    • Customer service skills
    • Ability to uphold departmental policies in stressful situations
    • Ability to recognize risks and implement departmental risk management procedures
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Working knowledge of the facility and its equipment, this knowledge can be attained by attending the mandatory training session
    • Ability to lift and move equipment weighing up to 50 lbs.
    • Familiarity with exercise principles, resistance training and exercise training equipment

    Pre-Employment Training Required (will be available to attendant candidates):

    • New Employee Orientation
    • American Red Cross First Aid, CPR and AED
    • American Red Cross Epi Pen and Asthma Training
    • Blood Borne Pathogens: Preventing Disease Transmission

    Additional Requirements

    • Pass background screening
    • Successful completion of WSU Sexual Harassment Training
    • Attendance at all required staff meetings, trainings, and in-services
    • Maintenance of CPR/AED/First Aid
    • UREC Orientation
    • Completion of Safety Orientation Checklist
    • Handheld radio protocol
    • Attendance at required staff meetings, trainings, and in-service
    • Departmental policies and procedures knowledge
    • Departmental risk management responsibilities knowledge
    • Additional risk management and emergency procedure training as developed and required
    • Be available to work in multiple facilities including the Student Recreation Center, Chinook Student Center and Down Under Recreation Center.

    RISK MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • First response to all emergencies; Report emergencies through program reporting lines
    • Contact emergency services when necessary
    • Assist Student Facility Manager with the evacuation of the facilities when warranted;
    • Complete all paperwork associated with injuries and emergencies, and submit them to the Fitness Services Coordinator
    • Inspect and document all activity sites and equipment for safety
    • Report hazards through program reporting lines
    • Monitor participants for proper and safe activity
    • Ensure participants fill out Risk and Release forms as necessary
    • Follow established procedures for the management of bio-hazardous waste and follow blood borne pathogen procedures
    • Inspect 1st Aid/AED kits at the beginning of each shift
    • Complete all paperwork associated with facility checklists and submit them to the Fitness Services Coordinator
    • Contact the appropriate staff regarding facility problems needing immediate attention.

     

    APPROXIMATE HOURS PER WEEK

    Variable, typically 9 -12 hours per week.  Must be available for weekend hours.

    STARTING PAY

    $14.49/hour

    CONTACT INFORMATION

    Ramon Sodano, Coordinator of Fitness Services & Instruction

    335-1812

  • Cougar Kids Camp Group Leader

    Youth Programs

    Cougar Kids Camp Group Leader

    Duties:

    • Conduct and document daily inspection of activity areas and equipment (5%);
    • Handle on site inquiries, concerns, conflict situations and discipline (15%);
    • Administer first aid/handle emergency situations and contact emergency services as necessary (2.5%);
    • Complete appropriate forms as necessary (5%);
    • Enforce program, department, University, and state policies (5%);
    • Prepare and supervise camp activities and facilities (20%);
    • Supervise movement of campers between stations (5%);
    • Supervise pool/locker room activities (5%);
    • Assist with camper check in/check out procedures (5%);
    • Instruct campers in various sport, game, craft and outdoor activities (25%);
    • Report emergencies and hazards through program reporting lines (2.5%);
    • Other duties as assigned (5%).

    Essential Skills:

    • Ability to resolve conflicts involving campers
    • Customer service skills
    • Ability to uphold departmental policies in stressful situations
    • Ability to recognize risks and implement departmental risk management procedures
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Knowledge of camp games and activities
    • Experience working with children preferred
    • Experience with pool activities preferred

    Pre-Employment Certification & Training (will be available to candidates):

    • Pass background screening
    • American Red Cross First Aid, CPR and AED
    • American Red Cross Epi Pen and Asthma Training
    • Blood Borne Pathogens: Preventing Disease Transmission
    • Successful completion of WSU Sexual Harassment Training

     

    APPROXIMATE HOURS PER WEEK

    • Variable, must be available for a minimum of 20-40 hours PER week
    • Shifts are Monday – Friday
    • This position runs from the middle of May to the middle of August each summer

    LEVEL OF RESPONSIBILITY

    Level 3, Suitable for entry

    STARTING PAY

    $15.00/hour

    CONTACT INFORMATION

    Competitive Sports & Youth Programs Coordinator

    SRC 250, 335-2218

  • Cougar Kids Camp Coordinator

    Youth Programs

    Youth Camp Coordinator

    Duties:

    • Conduct and document daily inspection of activity areas and equipment (5%);
    • Handle on site inquiries, concerns, conflict situations, and discipline (20%);
    • Administer first aid/handle emergency situations and contact emergency services as necessary (4%);
    • Complete appropriate forms as necessary (2.5%);
    • Enforce program, department, University, and state policies (5%);
    • Assist with employee recruitment, hiring, training, and evaluation (15%);
    • Administer daily check-in and check-out of campers and assist in supervision as needed (20%);
    • Responsible for scheduling, publicizing, and administration of share of Youth Camp program (15%);
    • Report emergencies through program reporting lines (2.5%);
    • Ensure participant forms are completed and up-to-date (5%);
    • Responsible for evacuation of camp participants as necessary (1%);
    • Other duties as assigned (5%).

    Essential Skills:

    • Ability to resolve conflicts involving campers
    • Customer service skills
    • Ability to work closely with a diverse group of people
    • Ability to uphold departmental policies in stressful situations
    • Ability to recognize risks and implement departmental risk management procedures
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Computer knowledge- broad understanding of Microsoft Word and Excel
    • Ability to communicate with diverse customer population and student staff
    • Supervisory skills
    • Knowledge and experience in policy development

    Pre-Employment Training Required (will be available to candidates):

    • American Red Cross (or equivalent) First Aid, CPR and AED
    • American Red Cross (or equivalent) Epi Pen and Asthma Training
    • Blood Borne Pathogens: Preventing Disease Transmission

    Training Required:

    • Pass background screening
    • Successful completion of WSU Sexual Harassment Training
    • Maintenance of CPR/AED/First Aid certifications
    • Completion of Safety Orientation Checklist
    • Handheld radio protocol
    • Attendance at required staff meetings, trainings, and in-service
    • Departmental policies and procedures knowledge and risk management responsibilities knowledge
    • Additional risk management and emergency procedure training as developed and required
    • Driver Authorization training and certification

      APPROXIMATE HOURS PER WEEK

      Variable, must be available for a minimum of 30 hours a week

      LEVEL OF RESPONSIBILITY

      Reports to Coordinator, Competitive Sports and Youth Programs.  Supervises: Youth Camp Leaders.

      STARTING PAY

      $17.70/hour

      CONTACT INFORMATION

      Competitive Sports & Youth Programs Coordinator

      SRC 250, 335-2218

    1. Intramural Official

      Intramural Sports

      Intramural Official

      Duties:

      • Conduct daily inspection of activity areas and check legality of equipment (2.5%);
      • Assist with field/court set-up and tear-down (4%);
      • Handle on site inquiries, concerns, conflict situations and discipline (10%);
      • Complete appropriate forms as necessary (4%);
      • Enforce program, department, University, and state policies (10%);
      • Conduct pregame conference (2.5%);
      • Officiate sport contests within game rules and intramural policies (60%);
      • Inform the Supervisor of all injuries, ejections, or protests (1%);
      • Monitor participants for proper and safe activity (2.5%);
      • Ensure participants fill our Risk and Release forms as necessary (2.5%);
      • Other duties as assigned (1%).

      Essential Skills:

      • Ability to resolve conflicts involving patrons
      • Customer service skills
      • Leadership ability
      • Ability to uphold departmental policies in stressful situations
      • Ability to recognize risks and implement departmental risk management procedures
      • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
      • Knowledge of game rules
      • Experience as sports official preferred

      Training Required & Provided:

      • Attendance at required staff meetings, trainings, and in-service
      • First Aid Training
      • Adult/Child CPR/AED Training
      • Preventing Disease Transmission/Bloodborne Pathogen Training
      • Departmental policies and procedures knowledge
      • Departmental risk management responsibilities knowledge
      • Additional risk management and emergency procedure training as developed and required

      Training Preferred:

      • National Association Sports Officiating Certification
      • Previous sports officiating experience

      APPROXIMATE HOURS PER WEEK

      • Variable, must be available for a minimum of 12 hours a week
      • Shifts are primarily Monday – Thursday evenings, all day Sunday
      • LEVEL OF RESPONSIBILITY

      Level 1 Suitable for entry

      STARTING PAY

      $15.00/hour

      CONTACT INFORMATION

      Coordinator, Intramural Sports

      SRC 250, 335-2218